Which Dwarf Is Which In The Hobbit Movies? This Cheat Sheet Can Help

The Hobbit movies expanded the personalities of the Dwarven characters from J.R.R. Tolkien's original book, but sometimes it feels like you need a chart to keep track of who is who under all that beard hair. Fortunately, the Lord of the Rings Project has made just such a chart. » 1/02/15 6:00pm 1/02/15 6:00pm

An incredibly thorough analysis of how frequently words and characters…

It's terribly easy to get lost in Emil Johansson's Lord of the Rings Project, an extensive series of charts, maps, and genealogies analyzing J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. His latest update to the project is a real treat: a statistical analysis of the appearance of words and characters in The Lord of the Rings, The… » 2/17/13 9:30am 2/17/13 9:30am

The chart that proves just how much of a sausage fest Middle Earth is

It will surprise no one that the works of J.R.R. Tolkien overwhelmingly feature male characters. After all, Peter Jackson had to invent characters in order to cast more than one actress in The Hobbit. But just how big is the Middle Earth gender gap? » 10/13/12 11:00am 10/13/12 11:00am

Interactive Lord of the Rings timeline shows exactly where in Middle…

If you've spent hours flipping back and forth between the J.R.R. Tolkien's maps of Middle Earth and the prose in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, then take some time with Emil Johansson's interactive chronology of the series, which lets you hover over an event and see just where it took place. » 7/07/12 2:30pm 7/07/12 2:30pm